* Check the Publications page to read our collections

* Best Microfiction Nominations 2023 are LIVE!

* Pushcart Prize Nominations 2023 are LIVE!

* Sundress Best of Web Nominations 2021 are LIVE!

* Our author list is here!


We are a Pune, India and Boston, US., based no-fee journal of literature, poetry, and art. In a year, we publish three collections, Vasant (Spring) in April, Varsha (Monsoon) in August, and Shishir (Winter) in December. We also publish occasional Special Issues.


We nominate short stories and poems for Best of the Net by Sundress Publications, Pushcart Prize. and Best Microfiction prizes. Give your story a chance to be nominated by submitting for our themed and open calls. Please visit submit.


Announcements !!

Some important announcements!

  1. Please visit the Submit page to view our announcements for future anthologies and open calls for submissions.
  2. We are listed on Commonwealth Writers! Please click to see our calls.

About Us !!

Hi all,

We offer emerging and established authors an opportunity to showcase their work. We publish quicks, short stories, flash fiction, poetry, and art.


Please use Open Call at Submit to send in Quicks, flash, short stories, poetry and art on any topic of your choice for our consideration. Submissions are open throughout the year.

  1. Shorts up to 400 words, Flash up to 1000 words, Short Stories up to 3000 words, Poems up to 24 lines.
  2. Our editors are fastidious about the story, flow, narrative, and grammar. Any work you send should be grammar-proofed.

Shashi, Savita, Chaitai - Team ActiveMuse

Our Values and Mission:

We place great importance on ethics, originality and treat authors with sincerity, honesty, and respect. We understand that you have spent long hours on your project, and we appreciate that. Whether we like your work or let it go, we hope to remain the best of friends!

Managing Editor Speaks:

Image Shashi Kadapa.
"We want to see passion in your work. I mean not 'ooh-ah', but real feelings, and thoughts..".

ImageOur Editors
We have two sharp-shooting editors Savita and Chaitali who watch hawk-eyed for good work.

Events, Book Releases

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